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Hi, Hope you all have had a nice summer! 

The call for ERC Advanced Grant closed last week, but preliminary deadlines are now available for ERC Starting Grant (17 October), Synergy Grant (8 November) and Consolidator Grant (7 February 2019). Please contact Josefin Fernius (josefin.fernius@liu.se), our Science Writer/Research Coordinator if you are planning on applying.

MSCA Innovative Training Networks (ITN), which has become the most popular part of H2020 to apply for here at LiU, will open its call for proposals next week. Deadline is on the 15th of January next year. Also available from September is the call MSCA for researchers at risk, which supports researchers who are either at risk in their own country due to discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence, or are seeking refuge out of these reasons or have recently found refuge in Europe. Please contact our research coordinator Agneta Jansson (agneta.jansson@liu.se) if you are interested in Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions. 

In addition, several calls within Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges will open during October and November. You can find all open and planned calls within Horizon 2020 in Participant Portal.

A yearly summary of H2020 calls is also available on our homepage.

Please contact the Grants Office if you are planning to apply for Horizon 2020 calls. We are here to help and can guide you through the application process as well as the process of grant management. If you are unsure of whom to contact, use grantsoffice@liu.se. Please do not forget that the Head of the Department must sign the "Approval of conditions for participation in EU-funded research projects"-form (Godkännandeintyg) before you can apply for funding from the European Commission. The LiU procedure for EU funding is available here.

If you are more interested in Swedish funders, please have a look at the “Swedish funders” tab in the yearly summary or at the section with Swedish funders at our webpage. There is also a specific page for travel grants at our webpage.

Do not forget to follow us on Twitter! You can find us at @LiUGrantsOffice




Grants Office in your coffee room 

We will continue to visit coffee rooms at LiU during the autumn, as we did last spring. Take the opportunity to meet our Research Coordinators focusing on research financing within medicine and health. Please come by and make sure that you are up to date with relevant funding opportunities. 


BoOK the grants office

Are you aware that Grants Office offers introductions in research funding and arranges workshops on specific funding schemes and seminars with focus on e.g. the funding database Research Professional, etc.? Do not hesitate to contact us at grantsoffice@liu.se and we will put something together especially for your group.  


ERC interview training

When an applicant to the European Research Council has passed the first stage of evaluation he/she will be invited to an interview in Brussels where a panel will determine if the proposal will be granted or not. The Grants Office will arrange a mock interview for these applicants on the 7th of September. The purpose of the mock interview is to let the applicant pitch the excellent research idea during similar conditions as in Brussels. 


The Library launches OA-Fund

The national subscription agreement with the publisher Elsevier was terminated in June. As a way of supporting the move towards Open Science, LiU Library now presents that they will use the funds saved due to the cancellation of the deal to compensate LiU researchers when publishing in pure Open Access journals. Find out more and apply at the Library website:


Formas part of european coalition for Open Access

This Tuesday eleven European research funding agencies, including Swedish Formas, agreed on a joint initiative called “cOAlition S” – that all scientific publications generated from research funded by public grants provided by national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published open access by the 1st of January 2020. Formas already has a requirement for open access but wanted to join the initiative to accelerate the transition towards open access in Europe. The initiative is supported by the European Commission, including the European Research Council. The ambition is that funding bodies, researchers, universities, libraries and publishers shall work together for the implementation of full open access on scientific publications by 2020. The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) agrees in principle to the aims, but has not yet joined the initiative.

  • Press release


Apply for travel grant from KAW 

The Knut och Alice Wallenberg Jubileumsfond´s call for travel grants will open on the 28th of September. Only young researcher at LiU can apply and the grant is generally available twice a year. Last day of submission is on the 30th of October and decisions will be made no later than the 30th of November.


adjusted schedule for cals from Försäkringskassan

The calls for proposals from Försäkringskassan will from now on be published at the end of the year and close during spring the following year, instead of on the 31th of August.


granted proposals within Horizon 2020

When the Commission presented the latest grant decisions, researchers at LiU was involved as partner in some of the granted proposals.

Titel: Generation Of NoveL, Integrated and Internationally Harmonised Approaches for Testing (GOLIATH) 
Researcher responsible at LiU: Susana Cristobal, Professor at IKE 
Call: Societal Challenges – Health, demographic change and wellbeing: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals

Titel: Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System modelling - Phase 3 (IS-ENES3)  
Researcher responsible at LiU: Hamish Struthers, Applications Expert at NSC 
Call: Excellence Science – Research infrastructures: Integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest

Titel: Smart Age-friendly Living and Working Environment (SmartWork) 
Researcher responsible at LiU: Tom Ziemke, Professor at IDA 
Call: Social Challenges - Health, demographic change and wellbeing: Digital transformation in Health and Care: Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing

One additional proposal har been granted and is now in the Grant Agreement phase.


Call for proposals

We have complied two lists of open calls from some of the major swedish funders and the EU-commission - an extensive document for the whole year and a more detailed one for more imminent calls.

All available calls from Horizon 2020 can be found in Participant Portal. Research Professional is another good source with research funding opportunities.

  • Yearly summary of calls
  • Imminent calls

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Last updated: 2019-10-14